Slot Machine Location

Books have been stated on this issue, and the conflict and ruckus about where the "hot" slots are placed in the casino are still bubbling – sixty yrs after the slot machines were 1st installed in gambling houses.

The standard rule is that the better one armed bandits were put just inside the main doorway of the casino; so that folks going by would see actual jackpot winners and be tempted to come into the casino and play. Our persuasion is that this is not so anymore.

Nearly all of the big name casinos presently are grand complexes … it’s no longer possible to see inside from the sidewalk, so there’s no longer a reason to have the ‘loose’ one armed bandits in close proximity to any entrances.

Another traditional rule is that loose slots are located on the major aisles inside the casinos, again so that more fun seekers could see winning jackpots and be galvanized to play. Importantly however, we find that this also is not a universal rule any more.

What casinos found over the years is that people walking down the busy aisles were frequently on the way to somewhere else. If they played the slots at all, they would simply put in their loose change because they happened to be walking by. Win or lose, they would very often not stop to keep playing. And the last thing a casino wants is for someone to win a jackpot by playing only a few coins and then not stay to put it all back in!

Today, casinos are constantly changing their philosophy about where to place the loose slot games.

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